could be a buy. Thats the only thing i don't like about JACK, it's balance sheet. But in order to buy a stock right, you must get in, before it looks good. Buying good is bad. Buying soon to maybe look good, makes you rich.
You don't buy JACK for it's balance sheet. It is a classic turnaround situation that has already had a nice move and looks to be able to continue. Stock is breaking out of a huge base technically and has re-franchised and re-branded all its stores (way ahead of Burger King). Qdoba is just the icing on the cake. The street has finally figured this out with one analyst after another jumping on board. Stock could easily move above $30 if the market hangs together.